• Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Has a Winnah

    Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Has a Winnah


    Whew. It’s been about two weeks since we launched our Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. And today we can finally announce a winner. We’ve seen some truly disastrous workspaces during our travels. I felt a lot of vindication. All those years of my parents telling me I had the messiest desk on Earth and me insisting that I did not. You’ve proven me right and for that I… Read More

  • InTouch: Medical Advice Via Cellphone

    Now whenever you have access to a cellphone you’ll have access to Mayo Clinic-approved medical advice. Digital Cyclone has developed InTouch, an application for cellphones that stores all sorts of useful, everyday medical tips, such as where to find the newest medical care facility to how to treat minor injuries. The application costs $2.99 per month and works on Verizon, Cingular… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson's Newest Convergence Device: Big Let Down

    Convergence, convergence, convergence!!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, convergence devices are awesome, but Sony Ericsson’s newest mobile phone/remote control device is just plain ridiculous. Can you imagine how bad the battery life on this will be? I don’t really care if it has a touch screen, the ability to control various devices via those interfaces… Read More

  • It's iPod Speakers And a Pet Carrier! Hooray!

    I’ve done it. I’ve done what scienticians and philosophizors could not: I have discovered a way to make Paris Hilton more annoying. It is called the Beat Generation Stereo Pet, by LifePop, and it’s a tote for your pup or kitten with integrated speakers for your iPod. No, really, that’s where we are as a society. If Paris had one of these, then the next time we’d… Read More

  • Finally, An MP3 Player for the Life Aquatic

    Finally, An MP3 Player for the Life Aquatic

    Swimming and listening to music aren’t generally things I think of doing together, but apparently it isn’t just second tier super hero Aquaman who wants to listen to tunes while getting wet and wild. Freestyle Audio is introducing the Audio Digital Music Player, which they claim is nearly indestructible. This MP3 features shock proof, skip free audio and can go deep – up to… Read More

  • Olympus VJ-10: 37GB Of Storage…Why?

    The Olympus VJ-10 radio comes equipped with a hefty 37GB hard drive. I’m not really sure why anyone would want this, but I guess it’s cool. You can record up to 2,500 hours of your favorite radio shows or upload your MP3 and WMA files. The screen measures in at 3.9-inches and comes pre-set with 20 different stations. The only real use I would have for this is to use it as an… Read More

  • Tune-In Bed Makes The Ladies Swoon

    When I invite ladies over to my pad, I like to play a little Barry White because it sets the mood for Zelda: Twilight Princess. Only problem is I don’t have a stereo system in my room. That’s where the Tune-In Bed is the best wingman you could ask for. There are two 4-inch stereo speakers, a docking bay for your MP3 player, and a control panel with volume and input controls. Read More

  • Good News, Bad News at GooTube

    Good News, Bad News at GooTube

    Lots of news today around YouTube’s efforts to get big content providers under agreement to provide their stuff to YouTube. First, the good news. The BBC has agreed to allow some of their content onto YouTube in exchange for a share of advertising revenue. Only promotional clips will be included, not full length programs. This is a small win for Google – the big win will be… Read More

  • Mouse + D-Pad – Other Languages

    If your computer’s OS is in Japanese, and you want a four-way D-pad on your mouse, then Buffalo has something for you, friend! It’s a mouse with a four-way D-pad that only works with Japanese computers! Don’t you want one? Yes you do! Even more exciting is that according to the source, it’s “ambidextrous”. We’re not sure what that word means, but it… Read More

  • Meizu MiniOne Gets Priced

    Meizu’s CEO, Mr. Wong, has graced us with details on the miniOne. If you’ve missed previous coverage of this iPhone clone then you haven’t missed too much because everything else has been speculative until now. The UI is strikingly similar, if not, identical to that of the iPhone. Two versions will be released, one with a camera and one without. The entry-level and… Read More

  • Boxed Wine Dispensing Box: Nope, You're Still Not Classy

    Back in my youth (by which I mean, like, 5 years ago), my friends and I would have what we’d call “space bag parties”, wherein we’d buy box wine, remove the foil-plastic hybrid wineskin, and drink ourselves silly on the cheap, cranberry-based vino. Now that I’m in my thirties, those days are gone, but that doesn’t mean I’ve lost my love of space… Read More

  • Treo 750 Hands-On

    Treo 750 Hands-On


    As the highest offering from Palm, the Treo 750 has quite the burden to bear. One of the pioneers in mobile communications, its products have produced fans of such great ferocity that they might only be usurped by Apple fanboys’ want to have Steve Jobs’ babies. Palm has made some exquisite devices in the past to be sure, but does the torch burn as bright with its latest offering? Read More

  • Kotaku Faces Down PS3 PR, Receives a Jewish Benediction

    In the Hebrew custom, those who fight against a mighty foe and win receive a song written by a noted village bard in their honor. Look it up. David got “Mandy” after slaying Goliath. GameJew continues this custom by creating an ode to Brian Crecente of Kotaku who posted some scandalous, earth-shattering news on the PS3’s North American and International strategy &mdash… Read More

  • Activate Your Copy of Vista The Old Fashioned Way: With H/\X0R P{}W3RZ

    Activate Your Copy of Vista The Old Fashioned Way: With H/\X0R P{}W3RZ


    There is a fairly interesting little file rolling around the Interwebs which creates and tries thousands of Vista keys based on a single product key without Vista getting wise to your antics. The program takes your install key and creates a bunch of activation keys. It then “tries” them and may or may not activate your copy over the course of a few hours — or, ominously… Read More

  • Motorola To Make A Killing Off You Through Cost Cutting

    Motorola To Make A Killing Off You Through Cost Cutting

    We all should know by now that the way a business makes money is by manufacturing a product at a low cost, then inflating the price by 200% and selling it to consumers. But Motorola doesn’t just want your money, it wants to cut costs on cheap mobile phones by $2 to $5 so that each phone they sell nets them an extra $2 to $5 per sale. Sad, but true. CEO Ed Zander has said, “We want… Read More

  • Cell-Lock Keeps Cellphones Safe During Class

    Cell-Lock Keeps Cellphones Safe During Class

    Cellphones really must be a problem in South Africa if they have to confiscate them and lock ‘em up during class hours. Lots of classrooms are now using the Security Cell-Lock safe to hold iPods, cellphones, and other distracting personal electronics (Nintendo DS, PDA, etc.). Each safe is comprised of 25 individual units with an individual lock on each unit. Perfect for pissing off the… Read More

  • SNES/NES Controller Wii Mod

    SNES/NES Controller Wii Mod

    I don’t do this whole Nintendo Wii thing, but I know that if I downloaded some games on the Virtual Console, I’d want to use an actual SNES or NES controller to truly add to the retro-gaming experience. Looks like modder Raphael had the same idea in mind, because he hacked an SNES controller into a USB circuit to hook up to his Wii. If you think it’s as easy as plugging in… Read More

  • The Beeb on the Yout: BBC + YouTube

    and BBC News, and will be ad-free. BBC Worldwide content will carry ads and clips from popular shows and, finally, BBC News will only be available outside the UK and will also carry ads. It will include clips from the regular news reports. Old Farlettrousers, or the Smoke, as the BBC is called in England, has always been ahead of the curve on this who Internet concept, and they can only be… Read More

  • Lookin' Good – The Fujitsu P1610 Tablet PC

    Lookin' Good – The Fujitsu P1610 Tablet PC

    Personally, if a tablet PC doesn’t have a built-in keyboard, it’s completely useless. Thankfully Fujitsu knows that a keyboard + tablet PC + great design = a winner. The P1610 tablet PC offers some great features, including HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, and GSM, pretty much ensuring you’ll be connected wherever you are, even the Bat Cave. But crazy WWAN capabilities aren’t… Read More

  • The AudioFile: The Unpatented Zone

    The AudioFile: The Unpatented Zone

    If you haven’t already noticed, the number of patent trolls and sneaky me-first companies suing over digital audio-related patents is approaching infinity. What happens when it actually gets there? We’d get sucked into an another dimension in which the laws of physics still hold, but patent laws break down. A dimension beyond sight and sound. We have entered… the Unpatented Zone. Read More